The booming business of butts

and December 3, 2014 Opinion
Photo: Splash News/Getty Images (2)

Photo: Splash News/Getty Images (2)

From Kim K’s assets to Nicki Minaj’s big posterior, we all know what seems to be America’s current fascination. It is no longer breasts, but the rear end that is best.

If you are not one of the 300 million human beings that have watched Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” video, it is evident you live under a rock these days.

From Jlo’s bum rubbing against Iggy Azalea’s in their “Booty” video to Meghan Trainor’s self-claim of how she has got “all the right junk in all the right places,” the booming business of butts is back again, and it is taking over—this time for good.

Statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons presented that cosmetic surgeons performed nearly 10,000 butt augmentations last year.

Women will do anything to acquire ‘beauty’ defined and emphasized by society’s current trends. Primarily adolescent girls have become so accustomed to worshipping celebrity butts, the idea of getting a booty enhancement has almost become pervasive. If you are not the girl that’s getting a liposuction and transferring that fat into the gluteus maximus, there clearly needs to be a re-evaluation of life.

Forget about the outrageous cost of the surgery itself. How about we put an emphasis on how much of a life threatening procedure that is? Regardless of whether the butt augmentation is done through fat transfers or implants, it does not take away from the fact that is highly unnecessary and just pitiful.

Media is the cause for our generation’s decrease in self-esteem. Young girls are not taught to value their self-worth; they are taught to emulate what mass media displays in pop culture.

Instagram has also taken its toll with its constant display of females who tend to casually bend over in their tight booty-shorts, just enough to get the perfect snapshot of their buttocks. We have replaced zoomed-in pictures that highlight the beauty of a woman’s face for zoomed-in ‘thirst traps’ of the butt. Ladies, you are conscious enough to know if you are one of the many that fall under this category.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where the average human being will always feel the need to alter physical attributes in order to live up to society’s perception of attractiveness. Forget beautiful—it is all about bootyful.

Sadly, there is not, nor will there ever be, a solution to this problem. There is, however, a proposal for women of all ages: love yourself to the fullest extent despite flaws. You do not have to be a Kim K or a Nicki Minaj in order to feel or look appealing. There is an exception. If you naturally have a big bum, flaunt it and be proud. If you need to risk your life with unnecessary surgeries in order to mirror your favorite celeb, consider re-looking into your purposes in life.

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